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Old 03-02-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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Where to caulk in a Bathroom


Hey guys,

So I am moving into my new house!

It was a flip and the majority of the work looks great.

However it looks like no caulk was used anywhere…

So a few questions:

1. What areas should have caulk and what type of caulk should be used?

2. For the corners of the shower (tiled all the way up) the grout is already cracking like crazy. What is the best way to remove the grout and apply the silicone caulking?

3. Any tips on getting a nice look to the caulk? (nice even distribution)

As always thanks and let me know if any clarification is needed!

Chris

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Where to caulk in a Bathroom


Here are a couple links to some info on caulk and how/where to put it etc

http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infxtra/infcau.html

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-...050103,00.html

As for the grout cracking, I have never dealt with that personally but I would guess water has penetrated it and is causing the issue. That would need to be addressed first!

Hope this helps a little.

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1) The areas that should be caulked are horizontal and vertical seams along your shower door if you have one. Along the outside base of your tub and along edge of your tile by using a “tub and tile caulk like Kwik Seal Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk which dries in 15 minutes is mildew resistant and if needed is also paintable.

2) For your corners which are already grouted, you will have to remove all grout with a grout saw or other tool in order to apply your caulk.

3) The way to make your caulking job look nice is to use painters tape by applying one peace above the gap and another below the gap on tub with a space between 3/8’’ – ¼’’ apart and apply the caulking into gap and then spread the caulk with a wet finger to get a nice even line. When this is complete, remove the tape immediately and you will have a nice professional looking caulk line.
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